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Morpeth St. Mary's Baptism Register (1798 - 1812)


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Morpeth St. Mary's Baptism Register - Click for bigger imageThis entry, extracted from the Morpeth parish baptism register 1798 - 1812, refers to Jane Wilson born 20th February 1807 and baptised 15th March 1807. She was the daughter of James Wilson, who was a Weaver by profession. James's wife was recorded as Jane Watson. When a person is baptised an entry is made in the baptism register. Of particular interest are the baptism registers for the period 1798-1812. These are known as Bishop Barrington registers. Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, ordered that additional information should be recorded in the registers, for example, details about the parents and sometimes grandparents of the child being baptised. The baptism registers of Morpeth parish are deposited with Northumberland Archives Service.